Tuesday, October 30

The NaNoWriMo forfeits

During the month of November, I'm taking part in NaNoWriMo, the outrageous quest to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

This has 2 Fringe Effects
Firstly, this blog may remain largely dormant throughout November, but then you should all be used to that by now.

Secondly, all bets are on! In order to give me an extra kick up the backside I'm letting you play along at home.
Here's how it works. You pledge to do something should I get past the 50,000 word mark, e.g. If Simon finishes the novel I will...Write a praising blog entry, pay him some money or run naked down the high street. Make sure it's something that wouldn't haunt you for the rest of your life incase I actually reach 50,000 words.

However if I fail to reach 50,000 words then, and here's the bonus, I carry out the pledge instead! E.g I write you a praising blog entry, I increase your bank funds,and I scare small children In Bristol Town centre.

I will of course abide by the rules of NaNoWriMo completely, and will validate any success by decorating my blog with the NaNoWriMo winners badge.

And best of all, the odds are highly in your favour. Only 17% of people actually complete NaNoWriMo, and I've never finished anything in my life, except maybe second helpings at dinner.

So make a pledge today. We can play this game together.


Linda said...

Well, I'm definitely game for this but I will be damned if I run naked anywhere for anyone! It would frighten way too many people and probably cause major dismay and mayhem!

Instead, I can certainly pledge to write you one of the most glowing posts that you have ever laid your cynical eyes on! How's that??

The Freelance Cynic said...

Many thanks Linda. And if I fail the most glorious post in the world will be written about you!

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